It's pretty great when you can discover (or re-discover) hidden gems in a place you've lived all your life. Todd and I were born and raised in Winnipeg. Yep, just like the Simpsons said, "Winnipeg. We were born here. What's your excuse?" Ah but Winnipeg gets a bad rap. It's actually a really fun city to live in. We have so many great independent, niche restaurants, shops and creative places here. People who enjoy digging for that hidden treasure will find it easy to keep themselves entertained. That's how I feel about it anyway.
Near the end of summer I saw on Instagram that a local nature preserve called Fort Whyte Alive was hosting an interesting adult summer camp night called The Great Escape. Food, outdoor entertainment and crafts were promised so I figured it was worth a try. It ended up being such a fun date night for us! Camp with no kids - even for a few hours! Wahoooooo!
Given the goal to earn a limited edition camp patch, you KNOW I was highly motivated! Turns out it was pretty easy to earn a badge when some of the challenges were to make smores and to take a picture in the sod house photo booth. There were a few more tricky quests though. I told Todd I was actually pretty good at archery, but I don't think he believed me until I got a bullseye on my second shot. I also caught a tiny fish with little trouble in the fishing challenge. Yep, I'd totally survive the zombie apocalypse. Todd rocked the pinecone pals craft which wasn't much of a shock to me. He always kicks my ass at crafting, drawing, really anything creative. Looks can be deceiving - you just never know!